The following post comes from: http://www.activeeastlothian.co.uk/news/cheerleading-transition-is-a-roaring-success-1879
In term 3 Active Schools worked with Miss Stalker from Dunbar Grammar School (DGS) to deliver children to the Dunbar Cluster Schools. Miss Stalker takes the DGS Cheerleading squad and wanted to give children in P7 in the cluster an introduction to cheerleading.
For 4 weeks during curriculum time Miss Stalker delivered cheerleading to 200 pupils at Dunbar Primary, Innerwick Primary and West Barns Primary. Miss Stalker then straight after school ran a cheerleading club for P6-P7 children in the cluster. The club attracted 12 girls aged between P6-P7 and through the club coaching by Miss Stalker the girls learned routines and performed Stunt Cheerleading. The club performed in front of 600 pupils at Dunbar Primary School. The girls were outstanding with only 4 weeks practice under their belt.
Through Active Schools and Miss Stalker working we have enabled children to experience cheerleading and start a pathway for them to participate in a sport. This also links up the Primary and Secondary Schools through new partnerships working. One of the big advantages now is when the children go up to DGS they will recognise a familiar face in the staff at the school. This will help the children settle in to grammar school life quicker because they will feel comfortable in their new surroundings. Children who have participated in cheerleading at primary will be able to continue on with the sport because of the strong club they have at DGS.
Quote from Miss Stalker “I have enjoyed working with all of the P7 pupils. It is fantastic to see both boys and girls interested in learning about a sport in which I am passionate about. They all picked up Cheerleading very quickly and I am so impressed with the level of dedication and effort from every one of the pupils I have worked with. I hope to see this enthusiasm continue when they come up to Dunbar Grammar School.”
Active Schools and the Dunbar Cluster schools would like to thank Miss Stalker for her hard work and dedication on delivering such a fantastic opportunity for the P7 children within the cluster. This will continue as a strong transition event for years to come and we can’t wait to see it go from strength to strength.
If you would like to see all the pictures from the transition click on the link www.facebook.com/ActiveSchoolsDunbar